GOAL: Mohamed Salah sets up the scoring for Egypt

Mohamed Salah has set up the scoring for Egypt at AFCON.

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Mohamed Salah has helped fire his national side in front during their game against Mozambique.

The attacker likely made the assist without even knowing as the ball got stuck at his feet.

However, fortunately for Egypt, Mostafa Mohammed was aware and coolly placed the ball in the back of the net.


This is likely to be the first of many goals which Salah will be involved in throughout the tournament.

Salah has been on fire this season for Liverpool, topping the Premier League goalscoring charts.

Within the Egypt national side, he has seemingly been deployed in a ‘free’ role.

Rather than being on the wing, he has been central in the friendlies during the build up to the tournament.

As the Egypt international gets older, this may be soemthing that Jurgen Klopp could look to do with Salah himself.

The role he is being used in is similar to that of which Lionel Messi now plays in.

As Messi’s speed declined, he was moved centrally.

Although physically, the Argentina international had declined, his passing range is still second to none and hardly any other players can compare.

Making the new role that Salah has adopted some use to Klopp in the future.

For example, if the German decides to try out the 4231 again, Salah could be the ideal candidate for the attacking midfielder role.

Although, if this season is anything to go by, it is unlikely that the attacker will be shifted from his natural position of right-wing.

Alongside his passing range, his clinical finishing ability is up there with the best in the world.

He has consistently been Liverpool’s best goalscorer since arriving at the club in 2017.

Within three of his seasons with the Reds, he managed to bag the Premier League top goal scorer award.

With the numbers that the 31-year-old has been putting in, it makes the £35million fee Liverpool spent on him seem minuscule.

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